Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
new york, a man who shot two firefighters to death and wound was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his own grandmother. police in webster, new york say 62-year-old william spangler opened fire on first responders. four volunteer firefighters were then shot. two of them were killed including one who full time police lieutenant. investigators say he then killed himself. the fire spread to six other homes which were also destroyed. >> dan: fire departments are stunned and shocked that first responders were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by h
Dec 25, 2012 11:00am PST
kid had to spend quality time in new york in the middle of sandy and sandy smashes in. in what way did it affect awe and what way did new york surprise you?. >> being in the middle of new york city when sandy hit, it was a, like for everyone it was a really different and strange time but what i got to see was the resiliency and the will of the people of this area to stand up and love each other, to help each other, to rebuild this city. this city a great city. this area, the people are strong. [cheers and applause] when stuff happens, they get back up and they dealt with it, you know, as well and as fiercely as it could be dealt with. i just think the humanity of the people, that is what overwhelms me. how the will of the people, was hey, we get knocked down, we get back up. new york city this whole area it has been an honor to be here during this time period. >> you're the perfect to be on our show not only are you a great american success story, you love this country. you are wearing the stars and stripes around your neck and your music is patriotic and love of country comes through.
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am PST
firefighters are shot as they rushed to the scene of a fire in webster new york. two firefighters never coming back. >> there was a car in a house that was engulfed in flames, probably set by mr. springler who laid in wait with -- spen who wayed in -- spengler who laid in wait. he destroyed other homes and then hid, setting a trap for those who arrived on the scene. >> never in my -- never, any time in my career have i seep anything like this. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed. two others were hit and remain in the hospital. those mountain community wanted to pay their respects at webster fire hall. >> i don't know how you couldn't come out tonight. these guys are heroes. at alarm sounds -- when that alarm sounds, it could be you or me. >> this is the time of celebration, time to be with your family. and now there's people that are -- don't have a home. and, you know, there's family members that are missing and there's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a trib